November 22: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

Snow White Express

Walt Disney & Mousketeers christen Disneyland Bus with Jesse L. Haugh, November 19, 1955 (Click for more information)

1955:  Metropolitan Coach Lines puts its “Snow White” coach into service between Downtown Los Angeles and Disneyland.

As it pulls into Main Street in front of Disney’s City Hall, it is greeted by Walt Disney, the Mousekateers and a 16 piece band.

The event is recorded on film, which is now lost.

Disney Studio artists had transformed the bus exterior and interiors with a specially painted Snow White theme.

The Disneyland express service bus leaves downtown daily at 9:45am.

Los Angeles-Disneyland bus service continues to operate non-stop ever since a letter written Walt Disney first requested the rerouting of Los Angeles – Fullerton – Anaheim bus service to serve Disneyland for its opening day on July 17, 1955.